About the Book:
Lanie Hartsell is having the day from hell after her boss broke his word along with her spirit. Months of personal sacrifice and dedication to her work have resulted in an escalating sexual drought she tries to ignore, only to discover it was all for nothing. Arranging to lick her wounds and sip a glass of wine at a table for one, she has a nuclear meltdown when the trattoria’s host denies her the slice of sanctuary she reserved.
David Rafaeli drops by his cousins’ restaurant as he always does when he’s in Manhattan on business—only there is nothing normal about the ruckus in the lobby. It defies his nature not to defuse the situation, so the handsome stranger develops a plot to solve the sexy businesswoman’s dilemma—with him in the guise of her boyfriend.
David makes a cryptic offer to share his table with Lanie, but only if she’ll play the role of his date. As she makes conversation above the table, her body language gets aggressive beneath it. After he orders cannoli for two, she reveals a newly discovered exhibitionist streak when she devours their dessert. As they tour the city at night, David struggles to behave like a gentleman though Lanie destroys him with her obvious desires.
Can one night with a stranger fix this workaholic’s sexual frustration?
Eve Hart's Romance Review:
I've read Ms. Hancock's work before, and was pleased, but this book was very disappointing. The story was slow, plodding, and very blah. All bluster and no bite - it lead me on by the nose, promising this AH-MAY-ZING encounter, but it was such a let down I literally groaned in pain. I skipped over a lot of the story because nothing that happened on the page could hold my attention. Lanie was a whiny bitch who seemed to only care about HER and what SHE wanted. She was NOT a likeable character. David, as a character, seemed muddled. One minute he is a confident, alpha businessman, the next he's this jumbled, weak, annoyance.
The two main characters did a lot of foreplay (in public) before they actually got down and dirty, and even THEN it wasn't all that spectacular. It was a waste of time I could've spent reading a book by Jenika Snow!